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Fr. Thomas Adamson

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Reportedly 100+ victims. At least 12 suits filed late 1980s-early 1990s. Permanently removed from ministry 1984. Trial on one suit with major verdict for plaintiff 12/90. Civil suit filed 4/06. Abused in Winona prior to transfer to St Paul AD. All settlements estimated at over $6M. One 2006 case dismissed 2010 reinstated by Court of Appeals 6/11; rejected by MN Supreme Court 7/12. Living in Rochester MN. Banned from church property. New suits 5/30/13 & 8/28/13 under new MN law. Laicized 2009. Deposition in 5/06 released 6/11/14. To draw monthly pension with medical and dental coverage for rest of life. As of 7/14, judge ruled for plaintiff 09/03/14. New suit filed 4/17/16. Suit filed 5/23/16 re abuse of 4th grade boy at Cathedral, 1969-72. Named in 10/18 suit vs Vatican. Died 2/25/19. One victim joined suit vs Vatican, reported in 5/19.

Fr. Cletus Altermatt

Ordained: 1934
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Included on New Ulm diocese's list released 3/29/16 of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. Ordained for Great Falls diocese, to MN in 1962 and incardinated in New Ulm diocese 1968. Died 1978. On the Diocese of Steubenville's list 10/31/18. Noted to have been suspended from ministry in 1952. On Billings-Great Falls list 8/21/18.

Fr. Thomas Andert

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1975
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Andert, appointed prior of St John Abbey in 6/07 and member of the abbey's External Review Board, was investigated in 1994 for an improper sexual relationship with a minor student at St John Prep. Abbey spokesman denied credible charges were found but Richard Sipe, chair of the Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute at St John's in 1994, gave a detailed account in 2007, stating the investigation was inadequate, and that an inappropriate sexual relationship did occur. The former student who was the subject of the "relationship" with Andert took his own life in 12/14. In 8/15 Andert was placed on leave due to an allegation of sexual abuse of another former St. John's Prep student, in 1979 or 1980, who also claimed abuse by Rev. Allen Tarlton. St. John's announced in 2/16 that the allegations were found unsubstantiated by a review board; Andert was reinstated. His accuser filed suit in 4/16.

Fr. Roland Joseph Antus

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Diocese announced in 8/18 that Antus had credible allegations against him of having sexually abused a child in the 1980s at St. James parish in Duluth. Per the diocese's list 11/26/19, Antus was removed from ministry 5/16/16 and his faculties revoked. Died 6/21/20.

Fr. Edward Ardolf

Ordained: 1964
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Accused in civil suit filed 4/15/16 of sexual abuse of a boy, ages 7-10, during 1978-80 at St. Raphael's in Springfield MN. Retired in 2012. No prosecution because the alleged victim was deceased and his therapist would not testify. Ardolf worked in Winsted, New Ulm, North Mankato, Springfield, Canby, St. Leo, Sleepy Eye, and Nicollet. Died 8/1/16.

Fr. Timothy Backous

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1986
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

St. John's Prep School headmaster 2006 -13. Parents of former St. John's Boys' Choir member in 5/14 alleged sex abuse of their son by Backous during choir's 1990 bus trip across Europe; parents knew in 1991 and reported to Abbot. Abbot paid for son's counseling and apparently told parents Backous would no longer work with children. Sheriff told parents he had no authority because abuse was in Europe. Parents learned 5/24/14 Backous said mass at Memorial Day weekend at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis; they informed Archbishop. Abbot of St John's Abbey wrote 6/10/14 that allegations had never been proven and Backous was not working under any restrictions but was a priest in good standing. He also worked at Essentia Health in Duluth. Named in 2 lawsuits 4/16: a man claimed abuse at St. John's Prep 1982-83 at age 16; another alleged abuse at age 12-13 by Backous on a choir trip to Europe in 1990. Abbey called allegations "without merit and false."

Fr. Joseph L Baglio

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Identified 2/11/15 as accused of abusing a minor. A woman reportedly filed a claim alleging she was molested as a child by Baglio in 1965. He was director of the CYO and the Catholic Youth Center in Minneapolis 1946-67 and then pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Edina until his 1977 retirement to Miami FL. Returned to Twin Cities in 1993. Died 8/23/97.

Br. Stephen P. Baker

Order: TOR
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Teacher/trainer/coach in MN, MI, VA, PA. Molested boys and girls when giving massages for injuries. Removed in 2000 after MI allegation; under supervision. First known abuse in MN 1977; reported 2003, settled 2005. Settlement 2012 of Order and JFK HS with 11 men re 1980s abuse announced 1/16/13. Baker died by suicide 1/26/13. Diocese knew of allegations in 2009. Allegations in 2011 re Bishop McCort HS in Johnstown PA. Multiple lawsuits. $8M settlement with 88 survivors announced 10/21/14. PA AG announced charges vs 3 TOR Franciscans responsible for Baker's assignments: Giles A. Schinelli, Robert J. D'Aversa, Anthony M. Criscitelli. Rev. Bradley Baldwin, TOR suspended pending investigation of his supervisory role. Diocese and TORs settled 28 claims in 9/16 for $900k. Charges v Schinelli dismissed on SOL 10/17. D'Aversa and Criscielli pled no contest 5/18; fined and 5 years probation. Probation for D'Aversa and Criscitelli ended early, in 9/21. New suit 8/18. Baker's name on Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18.

Fr. Dennis E. Becker


Br. Andre Bennett

Order: OSB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

At least two students at St. John's Abbey accused Bennett, who ran the infirmary, of abusing them. Abbey officials say that he had problems with alcohol and was later treated for abuse of prescription drugs. Lived at Abbey under restriction until his death 1/15/07. The victims may have settled as part of massive settlement announced 10/02 with claims regarding about 11 St. John's Abbey priests and monks. Another settlement 3/11. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey12/9/13.

Fr. James Bernauer

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Named publicly as credibly accused of abuse of a minor(s) by the diocese on its list sometime after 9/21/17. Further, he was sued in 1991 by a woman claiming he harassed and molested her for a year while she sought counseling from him and while she was a part-time church office worker. Bernauer retired in 1991 and died 6/19/16.

Fr. Robert Bester

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Named publicly as credibly accused of abuse of a minor(s) by the diocese on its list sometime after 9/21/17. It notes that Bester was a parish pastor until 1991, went on leave of absence 1991-94, had a hospital chaplaincy in the Duluth diocese 1995 until he retired 7/1/99. Reportedly worked in Anchorage AK 2001-05, when he was accused of soliciting sex from a man. The man sued the diocese. Bester was laicized 12/15/06 and died 1/2/19.

Fr. Michael Bik

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1993
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Allegations against Bik in 1997 included "inappropriate sexual conduct with two teenagers in the 1970s," prior to joining the abbey and ordination. After allegations known, continued to teach at St. John's Prep until 2002. Accusations made public 7/29/06. Residing at St. John Abbey and working under restrictions. Name on list released by Abbey 12/9/13. New lawsuit in 5/16 alleged sex abuse in 1998 of a 15- or 16-year-old boy, who was a St. John's Prep student. Abuse was said to have occurred after Bik's admission of abuse in the 1970s.

Fr. Kirby Blanchard

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Blanchard, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Served 40 years in churches in Duluth, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and beyond, including 17 years as a chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd. Retired 12/5/93 and removed from ministry 12/27/95. Died 8/11/06. No further information revealed.

Fr. Robert Blumeyer


Fr. Stanley C. Bourassa

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

On 1/24/14, the Crookston diocese released a list of accused persons, including Bourassa, who previously was not publicly known to be accused. The diocese provided no information about the allegations against Bourassa. He was trained at Nazareth Hall Preparatory Seminary in St. Paul and St. John's University/Seminary in Collegeville. Bourassa worked in the Crookston diocese his entire career, as a parish priest, high school teacher, and diocesan school administrator. He was made monsignor on 4/11/90. Died 8/11/04. Accused in a 5/16 lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor 1965-68 while at Sacred Heart in East Grand Forks.

Fr. J Jerome Boxleitner

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Identified 2/11/15 as accused of abuse in a notice of claim filed with the archdiocese and its insurers. Msgr Boxleitner, who was Director of Catholic Charities 1966-1998, is alleged to have molested a boy 1975-1980 at St Joseph's Home for Children in Minneapolis. In 7/14 it was reported that Boxleitner had been accused by Rev Michael G Kolar of trying to rape him when Kolar was a seminarian but not a minor. Boxleitner died 3/14/13.

Fr. Richard Boyd

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Convicted in 1984 of possession of hundreds of items, including about 20 magazines, plus photos and albums, of teenage boys younger than 18 engaged in sex, court records show. Completed 2-year probation and 6-month treatment at a Catholic facility in MA. Responding to concerns of parishioners in 2003, the Crookston review board found no evidence of abuse. A police investigation found photos of nude young men, not evidently underage, posted by Boyd on the internet. Boyd denied wrongdoing. He took indefinite leave of absence and resigned from parish in 2003 saying 'innuendo and gossip' destroyed his credibility as minister. Laicized in 2006. Boyd's appeal was pending. Added sometime after 9/21/17 to the diocese's list of those with credible accusations against them of abuse of minors.

Fr. Michael Brennan

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Order: TOR
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Brennan, who were "likely involved in the sexual abuse of minors." Brennan was assigned in the diocese to Holy Family in Belle Prairie 1958-62, and Our Lady of the Angels Boarding School 1958-68.

Fr. Lawrence S. Brey

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 12/18 of the sexual abuse of a girl in the 1970s and 1980s at Holy Innocents Catholic School in Waite Park. Also accused in the suit were five members of a family that ran the school. A St. Cloud diocesan spokesperson said the school was not part of the diocese. Brey, a Milwaukee priest, is listed in the 1988 Official Catholic Directory as On Duty Outside the Diocese in St. Cloud.

Br. Paschal James Brisson

Order: OSB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Brisson is one of 10 individuals included in settlement by St John's Abbey of Collegeville announced on 3/28/11. All of the accused taught at St John's Prep or were assigned to parishes in St Cloud. As part of settlement, Abbey committed to name 17 accused priests in a letter to the St John's community, including 8 of the 10 Benedictines included in the settlement. The 2 not named in Abbot Klassen's letter were Brisson and Fr Pirmin Wendt. Brisson was reported as having 'left the abbey.' Behind the Pine Curtain reports that he worked in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico and that the alleged abuse occurred in Humacao, Puerto Rico, in the late 1970s. Reportedly deceased.

Fr. Robert Henry Brom

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Brom, current bishop of San Diego, testified in 2006 that he had been "investigated [in 1990s] for allegations that [he] took part in a specific orgy at the seminary that was connected with the cardinal." Man alleged that when he was a seminarian, Brom, then bishop of Duluth, coerced him and others into sex. Matter settled for $100K; Brom denied any wrongdoing. Efforts to compel production of documents re investigation was quashed when Diocese of San Diego filed bankruptcy 3/07. Brom retired 9/13.

Fr. Louis Brouillard

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Extern from Agana, Guam diocese. Admitted to sex abuse of many boys on Guam as priest and scoutmaster; active there 1940s-1981. Duluth diocese released list 12/31/13. Worked in the diocese 7/81 to 11/12/85 before removal from ministry. No faculties. Living in Pine City MN in 12/13. Named in about 200 lawsuits. Complaints mostly of abuse of boys, including boys scouts and altar boys, and of at least 2 girls. Scoutmaster. Said to have taken nude photos of children, raped 10 boys each night in the '70s at a boy scout jamboree on Guam, engaged in group sex with children, took several altar boys to MN and Canada where he sexually abused them. Deposed age 96 10/31/17-11/3/17. Died 10/10/18.

Fr. John T. Brown

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

A man alleged sexual abuse at age 10 by Brown during sex education 'examinations' in Waverly, MN in the 1960s. Suit asked Court to unseal Archdiocese's list of 33 credibly accused priests. Court documents in 2013 say church knew about Brown's examinations as far back as 1966 and that Brown admitted as many as 15 examinations between 1948 and 1966. Admitted looking but denied touching. He retired in 1991. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Archdiocese released list 12/05/13.

Fr. Sylvester F. Brown

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Brown's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. List updated 06/23/14 to show that there were at least two allegations against him known by Diocese as early as 1985. He asked a minor male and an adult male to expose genitals under pretext of checking their development. Similar allegations made in 1992, 2003 and 2013 for 1963-71. He died 1/6/10. Added to Stockton diocese's list in 11/20, where he had faculties 10/1/08-10/6/08.

Fr. Gordon Buckley

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Named publicly in 2/16 by the New Ulm diocese as having credible accusations of sexual abuse against him. Abuse said to have occurred at St. Andrew's in Granite Falls, where Buckley was assigned 1963-69. Ordained for Pueblo CO diocese, incardinated New Ulm 1959. Also served in Glencoe, Seaforth, Bird Island, Taunton, Dawson, Cottonwood, Clarkfield and Milroy. Retired 1978. Died in 1985.

Fr. Ramon Jerome Buckley

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Accused in a suit filed 10/2/14 of sexually touching and forcing oral sex on a boy age 12 to 14 in the Sacred Heart parish hall in Robbinsdale in 1978-1979. The boy, known in court documents as John Doe 115, also accused the Sacred Heart pastor, Rev John McGrath, of abusing him in the rectory. Buckley served in the Air Force before ordination and worked in 8 parishes during his career. Died 3/22/99.

Fr. Anthony Canu

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Canu, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Worked at Our Lady of he Angels Boarding School, Belle Prairie. Added to the Richmond diocese's list 6/27/19. It notes that Canu was removed in 1973, was laicized, and died in 2019.

Fr. Joseph C. Cashman

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Cashman''s inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Further information released by Diocese 6/23/14. Accused of making sexual approaches to several minor males prior to 1986 and also accused of actual sexual contacts with minor students and some seminarians. Sent to St. Luke's Institute. His privileges were suspended in 9/92. Laicization pending in Canonical Tribunal as of 6/14. Was living in Dallas, TX.

Fr. John Lloyd Caskey

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Caskey admitted in late 2007 to writing "inappropriate letters" to an 18-year-old male who had reported them to police in 9/07. Resigned from parish. Not placed on leave by the diocese until 1/08 when arrested and charged with possessing child pornography; police found the child porn on his computer during investigation of the letters. Pled guilty in 8/08. Sentenced in 5/09 to 1 month in prison and 5 years probation.

Fr. Michael Joseph Charland

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Allegation to archdiocese in 2002 that Charland sexually assaulted a boy, age 17, during confession while on retreat at a St. Paul parish in 1981. Charland was then St. Thomas College's campus ministry director. Order released name 7/15 among seven credibly accused priests as part of a 2/15 settlement. Left the order in 1984, married. Laicized 1989. In 7/15 he was working as a therapist at a Woodbury MN counseling center. No longer listed on center's site 9/15; professional license revoked. Files released by order to man's attorney 2015; 1970s letter says "sexual misconduct with underage boys." On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. It notes 1970s abuse, reported in 2018. (It erroneously shows that Charland died in 2004; it was accused priest Peter Charland who died in 2004).

Fr. Victor Lucien Chateauvert

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Order: MSF
Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Accused of molesting two boys over a three-year period at a Bull Dog Lake parish. Boys were 14 and 19 when Chateauvert was arrested in 12/92. Immediately removed from ministry and returned to Order. Sentenced to 6 months in jail in 2/93. Also worked in Ottawa, Ontario Canada at Our Lady of the Visitation from 1974 to 1978 and again in 1982. Died in 3/99. Name included on diocese's 12/31/13 list of 17 clergy who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese.

Fr. Robert Clark

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Name among four released for first time by Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis 10/23/14, on list of 17 accused of sexual abuse. Ordained for New Ulm; worked there until 1997. Religion teacher, St. Agnes High in St. Paul 1998-2002. Substantiated claims of abuse occurred outside of St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. Removed from active ministry 3/26/02. Living in Arizona in 10/14. Name among 16 on New Ulm diocese list of credibly accused priests released 3/29/16.

Fr. Leonard Colston

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Colston, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Ordained at 55, Colston served only 6 years before being removed 9/6/86 and resigning from diocese. Died 11/4/04.

Br. Isaac Connolly

Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Former dean of students at St. John's University, requested a leave of absence in 10/02 from St. John's Abbey "for vocational discernment" after being accused of having engaged in sexual misconduct more than 10 years prior. The alleged misconduct not involve student at St. John's University and did not fall under the legal definition of sexual abuse. Reports said if Connolly had not taken leave, he would have been placed under restriction by St. John's Abbey. Shows as on restricted duty as of 3/11. Named as accused of abuse of a minor in a lawsuits against the Benedictines and Abbey in 5/11 and 6/11.

Fr. Louis G. Cook

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Cook's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Further information released by Diocese 06/23/14. Complaint received in 10/97 of sexual abuse of a minor female. In 6/14, Diocese reported that complainant withdrew the allegation approximately four days later. Cook retired 07/01/98. Died 11/26/04. No further allegations found in his file.

Fr. Raymond Cossette

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Cossette, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Retired 1/1/95. Worked in High Schools and as diocesan Superintendent of Schools. Diocese began new investigation of allegations when name released. Died in Brainerd 6/25/16.

Bishop Leonard P Cowley

Ordained: 1938
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Identified 2/11/15 as accused of abusing a minor. Man has reportedly filed a claim alleging he was molested as a child by Cowley in 1968 when the boy was 15, on a trip to northern Minnesota. Cowley was a pastor at the Basilica of St Mary in the 1960s and a bishop from 1957 until his death in 1973.

Fr. William D. Curtis

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Curtis's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated his information 06/23/14. Complaints of child sexual abuse made against Curtis in 10/88 and 6/90. Sent to St. Luke's for treatment 7/90. Ministerial privileges suspended 1/91 while at St. Luke's. Died 04/10/01.

Fr. Cosmas Dahlheimer

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1936
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Received treatment for psychological problems in the 1960s. Accused of abuse of as many as four youths 1970-78. Abbey learned of allegations in 1987. Civil suits filed 1990, 1994, and an unknown date. At least two suits settled in 2002. Lived under restrictions at St. John's Abbey until his death 2/21/04 at age 95. Name on 12/9/13 list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey. Also on St. Paul list and St. Cloud list. St. Paul personnel file released 5/19/14. Worked in Owensboro KY diocese in 1964.

Deacon Joseph Damiani

In public announcements in 11/12, Damiani's two younger brothers alleged that he abused them between 1967-70 when he was a teenager and they were children. Over the years, they had demanded Damiani resign from his deacon duties but he refused. After the public disclosures and complaints to the Archdiocese, Joseph Damiani filed suit 1/13 against both brothers & SNAP for defamation. Both younger brothers countersued him. Suit later settled. Archdiocese reopened its investigation in 6/14 to clarify certain facts and determined that he would be temporarily removed from his duties. On 10/26/14 Archbishop Nienstedt announced that he was accepting his Clergy Review Board's determination that Damiani was fit for ministry. Archbishop Nienstedt ended Damiani's leave of absence and restored his faculties, declaring him a 'Deacon in good standing.'

Fr. Gilbert J. DeSutter

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

In 1993 a boy's father went to the archdiocese with allegations. Official said the diocese had a file on DeSutter regarding other sexual misconduct allegations and that DeSutter would be retired. Six years later he was still active. Two lawsuits filed in 1999; settled out of court. A third suit was filed in 1996; dismissed on statute of limitations. Limited ministry 1998-2003. Moved to AZ without privileges, but was saying masses in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003.

Fr. Cornelius DeVenster

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

From the Netherlands. Started working in the U.S. in 1934. Worked in NE, MN, NY, IN and OH. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Died 12/25/88. Allegation made at some point after his death. No information on diocese where abuse is alleged to have occurred.

Fr. James Devorak

Ordained: 1972
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Retired 7/15. In 8/17 Bishop Levoir announced in a letter to parishioners that the diocese had been notified of an allegation of one incident of sex abuse against Devorak, alleged to have occurred in the 1990s while Devorak was assigned to St. Pius X in Glencoe. Worked during retirement as a parochial vicar in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Removed from public ministry pending investigation. On 10/20/17 the archdiocese announced that the Glencoe Police Dept. determined the allegation to be unfounded and that Devorak had been reinstated to ministry.

Fr. Timothy Dolan

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Pastor of St. William in Fridley. Removed in 2/16 while under investigation for alleged possession of child pornography. Dolan's neighbors called police four times over a few years, reporting hearing a child crying and "in distress" in Dolan's apartment in Edina. Police searched each time and did not find a child. Admitted to police in 2/16 to having pornography. Resigned from parish. Not charged as police could not prove the ages of the individuals in the images. In 5/16 archdiocese to begin internal investigation.

Fr. Thomas E. Duane

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Accused by woman in 4/02 letter to Bishop Harrington of sexually abusing her as a girl in late 1940s, while assigned to St. Ignatius in Spring Valley MN. Duane there 6/3/47-6/20/54. Retired 1979. Died 1993. Included on diocese's list of names of credibly accused priests released per court order 4/13/15.

Bishop Paul V. Dudley

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

In 5/02, Dudley, who was the retired Bishop of the Sioux Falls, SD diocese, was accused of fondling an altar boy in a Minneapolis church in the 1950s. Dudley denied the charges. The man said he was 11 or 12 when the abuse occurred. Two women also complained that he had molested them years previously. Church investigation found no evidence to support the complaints. Retained active status. Died 11/06 at age 79.

Fr. Donald Dummer

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

One of four names of priests with substantiated accusations against them released by the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis 10/23/14. Dummer worked at Assumption in Richfield 1975-1981, then in the Crookston diocese until 1996; lived at St. Mary's in St. Paul 1996-2002, working as Regions Hospital chaplain1997-2006; resided with local Oblates of Mary Immaculate Superior 2002 - 2006. Faculties removed 2006. Living with Order in MA in 10/14. Per church documents released in a 11/14 settlement agreement, a church worker found chlid porn videos in Dummer's room in early 1997 and again in early 1998. The worker said she gave the videos in 1998 to Vicar General Kevin McDonough and that McDonough destroyed them. Per another document, Oblate official Rev. Joseph Hitpas said he would destroy the porn. Dummer denied wrongdoing.

Fr. Gerald Dvorak

Ordained: 1979
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Archdiocese announced 5/19/15 credible allegation of sexual abuse of minor in 1970s. Police notified; on leave during investigation. Pastor, St. Peter in Richfield since 2011. Reinstatement announced by archdiocese 9/2/15 after Ministerial Review Board found allegation "not substantiated."

Fr. John W. Eccleston

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On Diocese of St. Cloud list 1/03/14.Worked prior to joining the St. Cloud diocese in Washington DC and Baltimore archdioceses. Began work in St. Cloud in 1962; incardinated 1973. Died 2/9/12. On Washington DC archdiocese's list 10/15/18. It receiving a report of sexual misconduct in 1960; Eccleston was sent for evaluation and treatment then assigned to ministry in St. Cloud. The WDC list also noted that he was arrested and convicted in MN in 1982. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19; was there as visiting priest.

Fr. Richard Eckroth

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Accusations made public in 2002 of abuse of boys and girls in the early 1970s at a cabin owned by the Benedictines. At least one suit was filed in 1993 by two victims. He was ordered back to St. John's Abbey from the Bahamas and sent for treatment. Order may have known since the late 1980s of earlier allegation. Abbey paid $12K to at least one of his female victims. Investigated for the murder of two girls. Living under restriction at Abbey. Name on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by the Abbey 12/9/13 and on St. Cloud 1/3/14 list. Named in two more lawsuits filed 5/19/14 against the St. Cloud diocese, the order and St. John's Abbey. Both men alleged they were abused by Eckroth when he was assigned to St. Joseph's parish in St. Joseph MN in the early 1970s. Eckroth is said in 2014 to have advanced dementia. New suit expected to be filed 9/19/14. Died 5/24/15.

Fr. John Eidenschink

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

As of 2002, Eidenschink, a former Abbot of the abbey, was living under restrictions at St. John's Abbey. He admitted to sexually abusing 2 monks who had not yet taken their final vows. One victim was molested prior to 1971 and the other was molested du

Fr. Neil J. Emon

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in NE, MI and MN before moving to Phoenix in 2000. Admitted in 1991 to abusing boys in early to mid-1970s in Onamia, MN. Removed without privileges in 5/02 after additional information was received. Had been working under restrictions for some time; Phoenix knew of his history when he arrived. Name also appeared on list of Phoenix priests complied by Arizona Republic. As of 2014, living under safety plan in Phoenix. Added to St. Cloud list 3/14/14. Died in 2019. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. John Richard Feiten

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Feiten's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. He retired from active ministry in 6/00 and died 7/9/01. After his death, two separate complaints of abuse of minor boys were received against Feiten. Abuse in 1969 was reported in 2002 and a second, undated complaint was made in 04/06.

Fr. Alphonsus Ferguson

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

From Ireland. Per Ames Daily Tribune of 10/29/41, he had just returned from China after spending 10 years in missions field. Same article refers to him as a member of the St. Columban's Mission Society of Omaha. Member of Franciscan Servants of the Sacred Heart out of Omaha, NE per 2014 articles. A man who was an altar boy at Guardian Angels Church in Hastings, MN in the early 1950s filed a civil suit 7/2/14 alleging anal rape by Ferguson and referring to multiple other victims. Ferguson was at Guardian Angels 1951-65. Worked in MN, NY, NE, IA and Ireland. Died in the 1970s (apparently in Ireland). .

Fr. Ambrose R. Filbin

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

One of 17 priests listed on 8/02 memo to Archbishop Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories, but his name was omitted from the Archdiocesan list released in 12/13. No reason given. Two women came forward in 2013 with separate allegations that he abused them at St. Pius X school in White Bear Lake. Abuse for both allegedly began when they were in grade school and lasted several years. He died 2/05/90.

Fr. Robert Fitzpatrick

Ordained: 1973
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Placed on leave 8/27/15 after archdiocese received a credible allegation that Fitzpatrick sexually abused a minor in the 1980s. Pastor of Corpus Christi in St. Paul and St. Rose of Lima in Roseville. In 1980s was associate pastor of Holy Spirit in St. Paul and pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Little Canada. Archdiocese announced 3/17/16 Fitzpatrick would be returned to ministry, saying law enforcement cited "a lack of evidence and the statute of limitations." Archdiocese stated, too, their Review Board said no "reasonable basis to find that the alleged abuse occurred."

Fr. Gerald K. Foley

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Foley admitted, some time before 2005, to sexual misconduct in the 1970s and early 1980s with women in his pastoral care. By 2005, Vicar General McDonough of St. Paul and Minneapolis was aware that at least one of those women was 'as young as 17,' and that some of the women whom Foley 'exploited' were known to Foley through Retrouvaille, a marriage renewal program. Foley had been a leader of Retrouvaille at least from 1984 to 2005. He was laicized on 9/22/06. In the 1960s and 1970s, he had been Director of Crookston's Catholic Social Services Association, and for a year or two in the late 1970s he was the Executive Director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, based in Des Moines IA. Foley was transferred in 1985 from the Diocese of Crookston to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, where he was a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul until about 2004. In these years he was listed by Crookston as 'on duty outside the diocese.'

Fr. Joseph Thomas Forcelle

Ordained: 1980
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in St. Paul-Minneapolis 1980-84, then Sioux Falls diocese beginning 1984; became its Director of Office of Youth Ministry. Incardinated into Sioux Falls 1988. Assigned to St. Leo's in Tyndall and St. Vincent's in Springfield when accused in 9/16 of sexual abuse of a minor late in the 1970s-early 1980s, while at St. Mark's in St. Paul. Police department said it would not investigate. Forcelle denied the allegations. Put on Administrative Leave by Sioux diocese pending independent investigation. The Diocesan Review Board determined that the "facts asserted do not substantiate this allegation." Forcelle was reinstated in 11/16.

Fr. Frederick Fox

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Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Fox, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Fox spent the last 16-17 years of career on leave to work with the Family Services-Duluth Drug Abuse Program. Retired in 6/1/87. Removed from ministry 1/28/88. Died 6/17/99.

Br. Edmund Frost

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Order: OP
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked at St. Albert the Great in Minneapolis 1964-75. Left archdiocese in 1975. Sued in 2005. Accused of abuse and giving plaintiff alcohol and marijuana. Case settled for $450K plus past therapy just before trial. Also named as abuser of one or two other youths 1972-73 in a lawsuit in 2000; by Minnesota Court of Appeals due to statute of limitations. Frost died prior to 3/05. Name appears on list released by St. Paul Archdiocese 5/22/14

Fr. Gerald Funcheon

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in MN, NE, IN, FL, HI, CA, SO, TX. Banned from IN for "planning" to molest. Suit filed in 9/03 claiming abuse in the 1970s in MN. A second person alleged abuse in late 1970s, given $30K for counseling. Allegations while chaplain in Air Force in HI 1982-84 and Palma High in Salinas CA 1984-85. Another suit in IN 2007. Three claims in 2/09 settlement with Crosiers in MN. Terminated from order in 1987, incardinated in Lafayette IN diocese same year. Removed 1993. Multiple new suits 2012-13. Admitted to abuse of as many as 50. Six claims settled in 5/13 Christian Brothers settlement. Named on revised St. Paul list 2/17/14. Also assigned to St. Cloud diocese.Two suits filed 11/14 by five men claiming abuse, including sodomy, by Funcheon in 1970s and '80s, four of them in MN, one in CA. Removed from priesthood, living at Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer MO as of 11/14. Two suits filed in 7/15. On Lafayette IN list 9/28/18. Added to Fort Wayne-South Bend list 11/18.

Fr. Sylvester L. Gall

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Gall, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Spent entire career in Diocese. Retired 1993; died 5/13/04.

Fr. Joseph G. Gallatin

Ordained: 1997
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Removed from Mendota parish in 12/13 after review of personnel file by outside agency found reference to incident of inappropriate conduct with minor around 1998. No actions taken in 1998. Evaluation, counseling and monitoring ordered in 12/13; act classified as boundary violation, not crime. Matter reported to criminal authority; another review conducted. Review board determined in 6/14 "significant restrictions" to be placed on Gallatin with continued monitoring and limited ministry not involving children. Allegations surfaced he abused same youth on 1998 mission trip to WV. Reassigned to position with no parish responsibilities or contact with youth. Archdiocese's statement 7/02/14 that Gallatin was scheduled to attend graduate school at Catholic University in WDC withdrawn in 8/14 after protests. Removal from ministry announced 9/2/15 after new Ministerial Review Board found sufficient evidence of abuse. Referred to Rome for adjucation.

Fr. Kenneth John Gansmann

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in dioceses of Springfield, Chicago and Joliet IL, then St Paul MN 1948-59. Returned to Chicago after removal from ministry in 1960 by St. Paul. Transferred to Nashville TN; pastored parish there 1960-74. Died 5/21/74. A man reported abuse as a boy to Archdiocese in 2007. No specific date given for abuse but correspondence implies his history was known in 2007. Name included on 2/17/14 revised list of those with substantiated claims but not on original list. At least one complaint in Nashville in about 2009 alleged abuse in the late 1960s.

Fr. William Nicholas Garding

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Ordained at age 43. In 1989 a 20-year-old man accused Garding of sexually abusing him as a boy over a three-year period, beginning during confirmation classes. Pleaded guilty; sentenced to 6 months in jail and a 10-year stayed sentence. Sued in 1991 but suit dismissed. Later wrote book, "My Journey Alone" about his battle to suppress homosexuality and his quest for approval and love from adolescent male parishioner. Privileges removed in 6/02. Died in 11/05 after auto accident. Name on 1/3/14 St. Cloud list.

Fr. Raoul Gauthier

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Ordained for the Diocese of Gravelbourg, Canada. On leave in 1939, then chaplain at hospitals in the U.S. dioceses of Crookston and St. Cloud, including St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre MN 1969-78. Per 5/02 news, Gauthier was charged in 1979 with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after he admitted to fondling a mentally challenged male adult. He fled to Canada shortly after his confession and was never extradited. He was on retirement status in his home diocese from 1979 until his death in 1995 at age 92. Name included on St. Cloud's 1/3/14 list of clergy involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors.

Fr. Thomas Gillespie

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Suit filed in 2002 against two other priests (Moorse and Tarlton) included allegation that Gillespie abused a boy at St. John's Abbey in 1977-78. He was living under restrictions at the Abbey. Per 7/13/08 posting, four former students had accused him of abuse between 1977-87. Name not on 12/05/13 St. Paul list but was one of 17 priests listed on 8/02 memo to Archbishop Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories. Also was on list released by Abbey 12/9/13, by St Cloud 1/3/14 and St Paul's revised list 2/17/14. St. Paul personnel file released 5/19/14.

Fr. John L. Gleason

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for Archdiocese of St. Paul. Incardinated into Diocese of New Ulm 1957. Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names were from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Garvey reported he confronted Gleason in approximately 1990 and Gleason resigned and moved to CA. Died 01/14/1998; buried in St. Paul. Accused in civil suit filed 5/23/16 of sexual abuse of 9- to 10-year-old girl, 1970-72, at St. Michael's in Morgan.

Fr. John Golobich

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Included on Duluth diocese's 12/31/13 list of 17 clergy who were credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons. Reprimanded for inappropriate behavior involving hugging and kissing. No time frame given. Served as pastor in Hibbing, Kerrick, Lakewood, Gnesen, Tower, Silver Bay and Duluth. Retired 7/14/93. Died 6/5/11.

Fr. Ralph Goniea

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Name included on 12/31/13 list released by diocese of 17 clergy who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese, and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Assistant Pastor of St. Jean's in Duluth 9/1/65 - 12/22/66. He was no longer working in the diocese when the allegation was received. No comments on what Order did or when complaint received. Died 3/24/03.

Fr. Paul A. Gopaul

Order: SSE
Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

From Trinadad. Visiting professor at St. John's Abbey in 1970 when he allegedly drugged and raped a student. Accusation made to the Abbey in 1971 by the boy's father. The boy died by suicide in 2/71. Gopaul died in 1988 while working in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Allegation made again by victim's sisters in 2006. Abbey admits a complaint in 2002. The 1971 complaint was found in archives in 2006. As many as 10 other victims and settlement in 2002.

Fr. Charles J. Gormly

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Native of Ireland, ordained for Cheyenne, WY diocese. Left WY mid-1940s. Accused in claim filed 12/14 of sexual misconduct with child at St. Francis in Brainerd MN, in the Duluth diocese in the early 1960s. Worked in diocesan parishes 1960-1961. Removed and sent to psychiatric hospital in Milwaukee. Records released in 11/15 indicate he worked and abused in Crookston diocese, likely in 1950s, prior to transfer to Duluth. Had been sent to Via Coeli in NM for treatment. Letters written by Duluth bishop Francis Schenk in 1960 and 1961 stated Gormly had a history of molesting small girls. In 1960 Schenk wrote that despite Gormly's [poor ] record in Crookston he wanted "to give him one more chance." Gormly worked under Schenk in both Crookston and Duluth. Gormly died in 1968. On the Cheyenne diocese's list 6/12/19.

Fr. Stanislaus Goryczka

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Ordained: 1923
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Goryczka, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. He worked in parishes in Harding (Pulaski), Elmsdale and Little Falls. Died 4/18/41.

Fr. William C. Graham

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Pastor of St. Michael's in Duluth when placed on leave 5/23/16 after accused in a lawsuit of sex abuse of a boy, ages 15-16, in 1977-78. The boy was a student at Cathedral High, where Graham worked variously as principal, chaplain, religious studies department head and teacher. Per the suit, the accuser's father told the diocese of the alleged abuse in 2010. Graham denied the accusation and filed suit 7/16 against his accuser. Diocese announced in 8/18 that the allegations against Graham were credible. Jury trial for Graham's suit against his accuser 8/21/18. Jury said accuser interfered with Graham's contractual duties when he filed claims in 5/16, but did not intentionally inflict distress on him. Accuser ordered to pay Graham $13,500 in damages. Graham permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Gerald Grieman

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

In 2006 a man told the archdiocese that he was abused at age 12 by Grieman in the early 1990s. Grieman was assigned at the time of the alleged abuse to St. John the Baptist in New Brighton. The man refused to release his medical records and the archdiocese found the claim wasn't credible. Reported to police but no investigation. The man reported to police himself in 2013. Grieman retired in 1999. Archdiocese sent letter of good standing to San Diego and mentioned allegations. Living in Phoenix, AZ. Not on lists released by archdiocese 12/2/13 and 1/17/14.

Fr. Richard Gross

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Accused in a civil lawsuit filed 4/15/16 of the sexual abuse of a boy, ages 12-13, during 1965-66 at St. Mary's in New Ulm. Removed from active ministry. Gross worked in New Ulm, Taunton, Rosen, Hutchinson and Watkins. Retired 2003. Per news in 1/19, Gross was returned to limited ministry on recommendation of the diocesan review board. The Brown County Attorney's office reviewed Gross's case and did not file criminal charges due to "lack of probable cause" and the statute of limitations.

Fr. Roger Grundhaus

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Monsignor, Vicar General. Retired 2010. Publicly accused 5/17. A man seeking to train as a deacon said he told Bishop Hoeppner in 2010 that Grundhaus abused him in 1971 at age 16. The man sued Hoeppner and the diocese in 5/17, claiming Hoeppner told him to keep it quiet or he would not become deacon and that his priest-son's career would be harmed. Hoeppner had him sign a letter in 2015 rescinding the allegation. The man said he signed it to protect his son. Diocese denied coercion; said they reported allegations to police in 2011. Man's attorney said Grundhaus' name was not on a court-ordered list of accused priests given to his office in 10/15. Grundhaus suspended 5/17. Diocese settled with the man in 9/17; no admission of wrongdoing by Hoeppner, as a condition of the settlement. Lawsuit naming Grundhaus settled 7/19. In 9/19 Grundhaus stated the incident occurred when the boy was 18, and was a misunderstanding. Hoeppner forced to resign per Pope's Vos Estis in 4/21.

Fr. Gabriel Guerrero

Order: OSC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in MN, IN, NE, NY, AZ. Removed from work with minors in 1990. At least one claim included in 2/09 settlement with Crosiers and nine accusers in MN. Accused of abuse of two 1973-75. Assigned to Phoenix in 2000. Removed from public ministry in AZ in 2002, later placed under restrictions. Allegations were at least 15 years old. Name on Crosier list released 3/8/14, noting Guerrero was retired and living under a safety plan. Named in new suit in 7/28.

Fr. Michael Guetter

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Guetter was accused of "improper conduct..., including sexual misconduct" against minors under his care. Family services investigated; no evidence to support criminal charge but did find evidence of general allegations of improper conduct. Guetter filed suits to determine who made the charges. Appeal of lower court's denial was carried to MN Supreme Court as of 11/6/87. Have no info on actual charges, if any, filed against Guetter. Died 7/22/88.

Fr. Gilbert J. Gustafson

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Pled guilty to abusing a boy for five years in the 1970s. Parents found out in 1982 and complained to church officials. Gustafson was sent to treatment. He also admitted abusing other boys. He paid $40 fine and served four to six months in Jail. In 11/92 a woman filed suit alleging she was abused by Gustafson for about five years, also beginning in 1977. Suit settled in 10/05. Permanently removed in 2002. Sentenced by Vatican to life of prayer & penance. In 7/06, Archbishop Flynn declared him medically disabled in a binding legal agreement. Still receiving pension from Archdiocese in 2/14. News in 9/15 that Gustafson was trying to raise money with a survivor (not abused by him) to buy chancery for healing center ("Gilead Project") for clergy sex abuse victims.

Seminarian David Haas

Well-known liturgical musician and composer. In 2020 news became public that Haas had long engaged in sexually predatory behavior toward young women. A report by Into Account in 10/20 contained allegations by 44 women of spiritual and sexual abuse over 41 years. As a seminarian for the Saginaw diocese in 1979, Haas is accused of raping a girl, age 13, during a religious retreat in MN. The girl allegedly reported the abuse at the time and was shamed into silence by Revs. Michael Korf, Robert Carlson, and Archbishop John Roach. Haas denied the allegation. The Into Account report mentions rape and assault of girls ages 13-17 early in his career, after which he "learned" to wait until his targets were age 18. Haas did not go on to ordination.

Br. Eugene Hambrock

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Order: OSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in IN, NY, MN, and NE. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Died 1/30/99. No indication of which diocese he was working in at time of alleged abuse or when allegation was received.

Fr. Richard H. Hatch

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests with "credible" allegations. First public accusation against Hatch. Diocese updated its list 6/23/14. Hatch voluntarily ceased ministry and permanently left the diocese in 1963 after being removed for personal financial mismanagement and ignoring Bishop's directives on same. Died 10/15/05. Diocese updated list 6/23/14, saying that it received complaint in 1996 that Hatch molested two boys and took pornographic pictures of a third. In 5/13, Diocese also received a complaint of child sex abuse 1959-62. Accused in 12/15 lawsuit of sex abuse of a boy, ages 13-14, in 1962.

Fr. Robert L. Hazel

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

A woman filed a police report in 2003 stating that Hazel sexually assaulted her in 1986 when she was about 8-years-old. County attorney found insufficient evidence to prosecute and case was closed in 2004. He denied ever sexually abusing anyone. Retired in 5/06. Name included on MN Public Radio database released 2/19/14 but not on Archdiocese's list of clergy accused of child abuse 12/13, revised 2/17/14.

Fr. Louis Joseph Heitzer

Ordained: 1942
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

From Germany. Died in 1969 while in alcoholism treatment in the Twin Cities. At least three men have told the archdiocese that Heitzer abused them. Vicar general said there was "some indication" that leaders of the archdiocese knew about allegations at the time. One of the victims testified at the 6/02 Dallas Bishops' conference. Has been termed "perhaps the most abusive priest" in the archdiocese. Personnel files released 9/16/14. Revealed 9/17/14 that he was assigned as a chaplain at a nursing home in 1969 in the New Ulm diocese after assault allegations. Lawsuit filed 5/16 alleging abuse of 12-year-old boy in 1965 at St. Scholastica in Heidelberg. Heitzer was said to have targeted the boy after the boy's father died in a car wreck. On the Crookston diocese's list of credibly accused; supply priest there in 1968.

Fr. Rudolph M. Henrich

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Ordained for the St. Paul archdiocese. A man told the archdiocese in 2010 that he had been abused as a child by Henrich in the 1950s and 1960s at St. Margaret Mary's in Golden Valley. Archdiocese did not reply to letter until 8/11. Response did admit that the archdiocese had spoken to several other individuals who had been abused by Henrich, but name was never publicly released. Permanently removed from ministry in 1976. Died in 1992. Name on list of priests with credible allegations of minors released 12/5/13. Suit filed 12/16/13. Included on New Ulm list released 3/29/16. At least 13 alleged victims.

Fr. Steven Henrich

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Removed from public ministry in 1/17 and placed on permanent restrictions due to allegations of "inappropriate touch of minors" occurring in the late 1970s in MN. Added to Phoenix diocese's list, where he did administrative work for the Crosiers 2004-09. Included on the Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Francis F. Hoefgen

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1979
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Accused in a 1992 lawsuit of abuse in 1982 of a 16-year-old boy, who lived with him as a foster son. Hoefgen knew the boy was suicidal when he invited him to move into his home. He admitted sexual encounters to the church in 1984; sent for treatment and after six months was assigned to a new parish. Suit dismissed in 11/93 due to SOL. Apology by Hoefgen printed in newspaper in 9/02 as part of a group settlement involving several living at St. John's Abbey. Permanently removed in 2002. Laicized in 12/11. Sued 11/18/13. St. Paul personnel file released 05/19/14. Arrested 05/21/14, charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct against a boy in 4th-6th grades, occurring 1989-91. Pled not guilty at 9/5/14. Trial set for 5/15. Acquitted. Files released in 11/15 show pattern of predation toward boys, beginning in the 1980s and continuing for two decades.

Fr. Leo J. Hohmann

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in the Bahamas, ND, UT, CO, MN. Name included on list released by Abbey 12/9/13 of monks likely to have offended against minors. Hohmann was accused by at least two women of groping, pawing and sexually assaulting them in the 1960s when they were children attending St. Joseph's in St. Joseph. The women told the Abbey, which did nothing. Retired in 1976, died 1/24/80. Also included in addendum to Duluth 12/31/13 list. Included on St. Cloud list 1/3/14. Accused in suit filed 1/13/16 of sexual abuse of girl ages 11-16, 1961-66, while he was St. Joseph's pastor.

Seminarian Eugene H. Hubert

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Accused publicly in 5/19 of sexually abusing at least five boys when a Fathers of the Sacred Hearts seminarian and St. Mary's College student in Winona MN 1968-71. Claims filed by three brothers against Winona-Rochester diocese. Left MN, went on to work as janitor for 30 years in Catholic and public schools in Albany, NY. Worked at summer camps in at least three states, drove school buses, volunteered for youth organizations. Accusations public in 12/18 of rape of at least two boys in the late 1970s janitor at St. Teresa of Avila school in Albany. Died in 1997. Lawsuit filed 8/19 with Albany claims.

Fr. Raymond Jacques

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Jacques, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Served in Sauk Centre, Morris and at St. Anne in Kimball. Died 12/4/64 while at St. Anne.

Fr. Richard H. Jeub

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Accused in early 1990s by woman of abusing her when she was 15. He was already under investigation by Archdiocese for problems with adult women. Evaluated and treated. Not actively ministering as of 7/92. Civil suit filed 1992. She turned down $125K settlement. Jury found that he had not abused her. Returned to active status until 2002 when he was permanently removed. Another woman settled with Jeub and Archdiocese over 1969 abuse when she was minor. Name included in Addendum to Duluth 12/31/13 list. Laicization announced 11/29/17.

Fr. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul

Ordained: 1982
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

From India. In Crookston diocese 2004. Diocese knew rumors by 8/04. Abruptly returned to India 9/05; given job by bishop overseeing schools. In 2006, girl told diocese he abused her many times 2004-05, age 14, including rape and forced oral sex. Per diocese, allegations credible. She sued 7/09; settled 9/11 for $750K. Another girl said he sexually assaulted her on her 16th birthday, 2005. Sued; settled. Vatican recommended laicization; Bishop in India refused. Suspended from ministry in India 2010. Arrested 3/12 on Interpol warrant. Extradited to US 11/14 to face charges in both cases. Pled guilty 5/15 to the 2005 sex assault of 16-year-old girl; sentenced to 1 year; freed due to time served. No conviction in other case due to plea deal. Deported to India. Bishop Arulappan Amalraj in Ootacamund, India lifted suspension 1/16, citing consultation with Vatican's CDF. MN victim filed fed suit 4/19/16 vs India diocese. She won 10/16. As part of terms, diocese removed him.

Fr. James M. Johnston

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Order: SM
Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

A man came forward in 2004 to allege abuse by Johnston in the 1960s when he was a minor. Johnston worked at St. Louis King of France 1954-61. settlement $42K reached in 2004. Name is not included on either the original or the amended lists of credibly accused priests released by the Archdiocese on 12/2/13 and 02/17/14.

Fr. Paul Kabat

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 05/31/1999
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in Dioceses of Duluth, Crookston, Belleville IL and St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. Name released by order in 7/15 as part of 2/15 settlement. Name added 11/3/17 by St. Paul-MInneapolis archdiocese to list of 19 "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Left the Oblates in 1989. Died 5/31/99.

Fr. Ferdinand L. Kaiser

Ordained: 1937
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Kaiser's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily resigned in 3/68. Died 1/3/73. Diocese updated its list 6/23/14 with additional information. Criminally charged in 5/68 with sexual abuse of a minor boy (sodomy). Pled guilty same month and was sentenced 7/11/68. In 1/93, diocese received allegations that he abuses a boy and a girl after his 1968 resignation.

Fr. Dennis C. Kampa

Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Sued in 1995. Accused of abusing a girl, age 13-16, in 1981-84. He claimed in 2013 that he merely kissed the girl on the lips and gave her a hug on one occasion. Kept in ministry. Retired in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003. Living in Victoria MN in 2013 at age 81. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13.

Fr. Robert Kapoun

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

The "Polka Padre." Accused in a 1989 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy for two years, 1973-74, after the boy sought counseling. Accused of sexual battery and clergy malpractice. Suit settled in 1990. In 1995 four men filed lawsuits claiming abuse as minors by Kapoun 1966-81. In 2/96 a jury awarded $550K in damages and $600K punitives to one victim. Decision overturned on SOL. A second case settled and in a third the jury found outside SOL. Permanently removed 2002. Admitted to at least three allegations. On the archdiocese's list in 2013 of credibly accused. Still receiving funds from the Archdiocese for medical pension as of 2014. Died 12/10/20 in Palmetto, FL.

Fr. Michael Jerome Keating

Ordained: 2002
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Ordained at age 46. A woman filed suit 10/14/13 alleging he sexually abused her in the late 1990s for 2-3 years, beginning when she was 13 and he was in seminary and would visit her family for meals. She told her family in 2006 and went to the archdiocese. After investigating, the archdiocese found insufficient evidence but placed him under certain restrictions. Took leave 10/13/13 from the University of St. Thomas. Police reports indicate possible abuse of a 14-year-old girl in Italy. Denied all allegations. Not on list released by archdiocese 12/5/13. Keating resigned 9/17/14 from his position at St. Thomas.

Fr. Cornelius Kelleher

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

From Ireland. Retired in 7/12 after spending his entire career in the Duluth diocese. The diocese announced in 10/13 that over a year earlier, in 9/12, it had received a credible allegation that Kelleher had sexually abused a minor female during his time as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Chisholm from 1975 to 1986. His privileges as a retired priest were removed in 10/12.

Fr. Dominic Joseph Keller

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Name is included on list released by Abbey 12/9/13 of those monks likely to have offended against minors. He died 11/26/78. In letter dated 6/7/2011, sub-Prior Licari acknowledged abuse allegations made by one man who was abused in 1956-57 and noted other credible allegations against Keller.

Fr. James Kelly

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Name released by St. John's Abbey 9/19/17 as having been added to its list of monks "likely to have offended against minors." Taught music at colleges, including St. John's Univ. Worked in Collegeville, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Stillwater, Ball Club, Wayzata MN, and in AL during 1961-62. Left priesthood 1973. Died 2011.

Br. John Kelly

Order: OSB
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

A former St. John's Prep student accused Kelly of abusing him over a 3-year period. In 1982 the student told the school's counselor, who told the abbot. Suit filed in 1992 and settled in 7/93. As of 2002 Kelly had taken a leave of absence from the brotherhood. A 4/02 article referred to allegations as credible and said that he has acknowledged wrongdoing and sought treatment. Named in new suit in 12/09. Name on list of monks likely to have offended against minors released by Abbey 12/9/13. No longer a St. John's monk.

Deacon Thomas Kemp

A man filed suit in 12/07 accusing Kemp, who posed as a deacon at St. Agnes Parish, of abusing him for several years in the 1980s. The abuse allegedly began when the plaintiff was in second or third grade and continued until he was between 10-13. The boy had gone to Kemp for counseling. Kemp was general manager of a Catholic TV station that had its studios at the parish. The archdiocese promptly issued a statement denying that Kemp was ever a deacon or ever had privileges of any type, but acknowledge he may have presented himself as a deacon. Kemp was at St. Agnes Parish 1986-92. Plaintiff reported the abuse to the archdiocese in 2002, but no action.

Fr. Jerome C. Kern

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Kern abused one youth in 1977 in a seminary swimming pool. In 1993 the victim went to the the vicar general and learned that archdiocese had a file on Kern dating back to 1969 when he was accused of grabbing the genitals of two boys. Kern was transferred after the boys' mothers complained. The man filed a lawsuit which later settled. Other accusers known. Kern was supposed to never to work in another parish, but he was an active parish priest until 2002 when he took medical disability leave. Sued in 11/13. In a 4/14 deposition, Kern denied that his actions constituted abuse but that it consisted of nonsexual horseplay, hugging and wrestling. Also said that the archdiocese never warned him he could go to jail for his actions and never disciplined him.

Fr. Marvin J. Klaers

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

After ordination worked in New Ulm and Shakopee. Assigned in 1965 to Hampton, then St. Paul. In 1975 transferred to Miesville and New Trier. Retired in 2002, continued to help out in parishes until 6/14. Klaers' name was included on the archdiocese's 2/15 list of accused, due to alleged abuse of an adolescent boy in the late 1970s. Lawsuit served 5/12/16. Klaers denied the allegations.

Fr. Robert William Klein

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Arrested in 9/87 and removed from ministry. Charged with four counts of criminal sexual misconduct with three boys, ages 15, 13 and 12 and one, girl age 10, between 1985-1987. Police found 700 photos in his residence, including children in bondage. He was without assignment at the time of his arrest, working as a fill-in. Pled not guilty in 12/87. Found guilty 12/18/87. Named in at least four civil suits. Died 2/16/00. New suit filed 12/09/13 claimed abuse in the early 1970s. Named on the diocese's list of accused priests 12/31/13. Jury trial related to civil case filed in 2013 to begin in 8/16.

Fr. Valentine Klimek

Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Klimek, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Held many positions within the Diocese including Spiritual Director of Cathedral High School and Director of Catholic Charities. Died 8/7/94.

Fr. Michael G. Kolar

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Accused of sexually assaulting at least three girls while counseling them at a Catholic Youth Center. One alleged victim said she was molested in 1984 while on a retreat. The archdiocese learned of incident in 1986. Remedial measures were taken and he was left on staff. In 1988 the archdiocese learned of an alleged 1973 incident involving another girl; he was removed from staff. A civil suit settled for $6K. He admitted he was a sex addict. Voluntarily laicized in 1993. On St. Paul revised list 2/17/14. Personnel filed released by Anderson and Associates 7/23/14

Fr. Leo Charles Koppala

Ordained: 1994
Status: Sentenced

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Priest of Nellore Diocese, India. Came to US 10/08. Assigned to Ss Peter and Paul in Blue Earth MN 8/09. Accused in 6/13 of kissing and fondling an 11- year-old girl. Arrested 6/8/13. Charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct. Released on bail 7/11/13. Put on administrative leave without privileges. Admitted everything but fondling girl's breasts. Pled guilty in 3/14 to criminal sexual misconduct. On Diocese's 12/16/13 list. Sentenced to 25 years probation 3/31/14 but was to be deported to India instead. Deported and handed over to Indian authorities 5/14/14. Diocese's information on Koppala was updated 6/23/14.

Fr. Reginald M. Krakovsky

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Died: 07/14/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Sometimes spelled Krakowsky. Correct spelling of last name is Krakovsky per his gravestone and obituary. Worked in OR, MN, PA and in multiple overseas assignments. A man filed suit in 11/94 (1/95?) alleging he was sexually molested by Krakovsky 1961-64 at a Little Falls parish. A news article refers to four other victims. Suit names St. Cloud Diocese and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Archdiocese denied it was responsible because Diocese was an independent entity. Living at Monastery in Altoona in 1995. Died 7/14/97 in PA. Name included on St. Cloud's 1/3/14 list. It gave no information as to where or when the abuse occurred. It did show he was the local superior of St. Louis Monastery in St. Cloud and was at Cathedral High School. Included on Harrisburg PA diocese list 8/1/18. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list late 2018; there 9/91-4/92.

Fr. Lee D. Krautkremer

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

In 2002 a man filed suit alleging abuse by Krautkremer at age 10 in 1977, and that the Archdiocese had gone back on its 1983 verbal agreement that the priest would be placed where he could not abuse children. Krautkremer was assigned to at least two more parishes. In 1989 he was assigned as a hospital chaplain, where he remained until he was permanently removed in 2002. The Archdiocese paid $20K of Krautkremer's personal loans in 2003. Civil suit dismissed on SOL in 2004; plaintiff appealed. Laicized in 2006. Died 6/15/17.

Fr. Joseph C. Kremer

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Kremer, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. In addition to other assignments, he was on the staff at St. John's Seminary, Diocese of St. Cloud. Died 11/18/92.

Fr. Jack L. Krough

Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Krough's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated list 6/23/14 with additional information. Ministerial privileges indefinitely suspended in 6/02 and he left active ministry. Diocese reports he was confronted in 1993 with naked picture of a 16-year-old boy taken in about 1978. Sent to St. Luke's for treatment and reinstated. Removed by diocese again in 1997 after allegation of abuse 1969-71. Sent again to St. Luke's. Assigned as chaplain for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1999. Ministerial privileges indefinitely suspended in 6/02. Left active ministry after another allegation involving an adult male. Last known to be living in Barron WI. Died 10/12/14. Laicization had been pending.

Fr. Michael J. Kuisle

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations of abuse involving minors. Kuisle's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/14. Voluntarily resigned in 9/71. Died 12/21/71. Separate complaints made to Diocese in 1994 and in 1999 by two female students who said he sexually molested them in the 1960s.

Fr. Kenneth LaPan

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Order: TOR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Member of T.O.R. Franciscan community in Hollidaysburg PA, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Worked in PA 1953-59, including as Boy Scout chaplain. In MN 1959-84, returning to PA 1984. Per the PA Grand Jury Presentment 3/15/16, LaPan was investigated in 1984 in MN for giving a car and money to an 18-year-old male; it was discovered LaPan sexually molested altar boys. Local church official told St. Cloud Bishop Speltz in a letter that the County Attorney would not press charges "out of respect for the Parish and Priesthood." LaPan's Order also received the letter. He was allowed to stay in ministry in PA. Retired. Living in 2016 at T.O.R. monastery in PA.

Fr. Kenneth LaVan

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Sued by a woman in the late 1980s who claimed abuse by him 1960-65 when she was ages 12-17. Case settled in 1992. Another woman alleged abuse as a teenage in the 1980s. Also known for relationships with adult women. Diagnosed with compulsive sexuality disorder in 1989 but not removed. Retired in 1997. Name revealed on 2/17/14 on Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis' revised list of credibly accused priests. Removed from all active ministry 11/30/13. Information from his files released 3/31/14. Personnel files released in 8/14. Archbishop Flynn was told of his boundary violations with women in 2005. The allegations from the two girls were barely mentioned and it was said that there were significant doubts about their stories. Flynn decided no further investigation was necessary. A third teenage victim was later identified in his personnel files.

Fr. Brian M. Lederer

Ordained: 2012
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Arrested 5/15, held on suspicion of sexual misconduct with minor. Released after posting bond. Associate pastor, Blessed Sacrament in Hibbing. Charged 8/27/15 with criminal sexual conduct with a fourth minor. All four were girls, ages 10-14, two of them sisters. Incidents said to have occurred during 2014-15. Lederer also charged with possession of child porn. A boy under age 10 told police Lederer showed him videos of nude people in a computer class; police found 5 images of suspected child porn on the priest's computer. Jury trial 6/16; acquitted of abuse of the girls. Child porn charge dropped 10/16 for "insufficient evidence" that he viewed the child porn intentionally.

Fr. Joseph Lendacky

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked mostly in MN but some in NE. Most of his career was spent at Crosier Community and Seminary in Onamia. Died 5/31/89. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Allegation was not received until after his death.

Fr. James W. Lennon

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations against them of abuse involving minors. Lennon's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily left active ministry in 6/84. Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/14 to say he was laicized. Had relationships with two adult women after leaving ministry. Admitted to Diocese that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old girl for several years but denied abusing any other person. Died 8/8/00.

Fr. Ronan Charles Liles

Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

A/K/A Charles R. or Charles B. Liles. Placed on leave in 1982. Dispensed from Vows 1985. Sued in 1999. Accused of abuse of two brothers in the early 1970s. Plaintiffs say they met Liles at boy scout camp. He would shower with them and hug and kiss them. They often stayed overnight at the rectory, sleeping in the same bed as Liles. Also worked in New Orleans 1979-82. Case dismissed on statute of limitations. Appealed to MN Court of Appeals which upheld the dismissal in 8/00. Living in TX in 8/20.

Fr. Robert Loftus

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Laicized in 1977. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Archdiocese qualifies inclusion by saying that he was credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a "young woman" in the early 1970s, but an independent investigation failed to determine if the woman was a minor. Was living in Coon Rapids, MN.

Fr. Alfred Longley

Ordained: 1939
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

On list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the St Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese 12/5/13. Parish priest. Military chaplain 1942-52. Permanently removed from ministry in 1968. Died in 1974. Included in the Memphis diocese's report 2/28/20. It notes that St. Paul and Minneapolis reported that Longley was at Christian Brothers College 1965-66 in TN, but neither the Nashville diocese nor the Christian Brothers have a record that he served in West TN. Per the 1965 Official Catholic Directory, Longley was on duty outside the diocese, at Christian Brothers College.

Fr. Henry M Lutgen

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Lutgen, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information was provided on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. He worked at St Mary's in Melrose; St Mary's in Alexandria; St Columbkille's in St Wendel; and Community Hospital and Pine Villa in Melrose. He also served as Superintendent of St Cloud Children's House and as assistant Director and Director of Catholic Charities in St Cloud. He is deceased.

Br. Gregory Madigan

Order: OSC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Alleged to have molested at least six boys in the 1960s and 1970s. Confronted by parents in the mid-1970s; agreed to seek treatment. Admitted abuse of a 14-year-old boy in the 1980s at a Crosier minor seminary school in MN. The Crosiers reached a monetary settlement with victim when he came forward in 1988. Madigan was sent for treatment. At least one claim was included in a 2/09 settlement with Crosiers and nine accusers in MN. Retired and living under safety plan in Phoenix in 3/14.

Fr. Brennan Maiers

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

A man filed suit in 2/92 claiming Maiers abused him at age 9 in 1966. Suit settled out of court in late 1992. Maiers admitted abuse and also that he had been arrested for soliciting an undercover officer at adult movie theater in 1984. Also admitted to sexual relationships with a woman and two men in NY in the 1970s. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Living under restriction at St. John's Abbey. On their list released 12/9/13. Also on Addendum to 12/31/13 Duluth list and St. Cloud 1/3/14 list. St. Paul personnel file released 05/19/14.

Fr. Harry Majerus

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Ordained for the St. Paul diocese, incardinated into New Ulm when it was formed in 1957. Name one of four with "substantiated" claims of sexual abuse of a minor released for the first time by St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese 10/23/14. Allegations against Majerus were possibly first made in 1971; he was not removed until 1987. Died 8/28/95.

Fr. Mark J. Makowski

Ordained: 1987
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Charged 1/95 with molesting a 16-year-old boy in the rectory after giving the boy alcohol. Removed 1/12/95 without privileges. In a plea bargain on 3/29/95, pled guilty to fourth-degree misconduct. Sentenced to six months in jail and seven years' probation. Later became affiliated with the MN Episcopal Diocese (not as priest) and arrangements were in place to monitor him while on church property. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list of priests with credible allegations. Last known to be living in Sun City, AZ.

Fr. Thomas Gregory Manning

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Manning, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while working in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Worked in the diocese 1944-57. Removed from ministry 10/16/57; left the diocese in 12/1/57. Died 8/15/79.

Fr. Antonio F Marfori

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Accused in 10/12/15 lawsuit of engaging at least once in unpermitted sexual contact with Doe 75, a boy aged about 15 in 1978 at Cathedral High School, where Marfori worked 1978-80. Attorney Jeff Anderson stated that Marfori orally copulated the boy on a trip, and that a second boy was abused by Marfori in the same way. Marfori is a native of the Philippines and graduated from St John's University in Collegeville MN in 1972. After learning of the suit, the diocese removed Marfori's faculties and began an investigation. When the suit was filed, Marfori was not included in the diocese's list of clergy accused of sexual abuse or an addendum to that list. Marfori reportedly remembers the complainant but said there was "no truth" to the allegation. In a 3/16 lawsuit a second former Cathedral High student claimed abuse by Marfori in the 1970s. Diocese added name to its list in 1/18. Per bishop, Marfori was living under restrictions in the diocese.

Fr. Francis Xavier Markey

Ordained: 1952
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

From Ireland. Arrested 11/09 at age 81 in South Bend IN on warrant from Ireland. Charges relate to abuse of a 15-year-old boy in Ireland in 1968. Suspended at least three times and in treatment four times, including Paracletes in NM in 1981. Worked with the Paracletes for some time before being sent to work in New Ulm. Extradited to Ireland in 2010. Died in 9/12 while awaiting trial. Named in civil suits against the New Ulm Diocese and Paracletes in 1/11, 12/13 and 2/14 (includes siocese's counter-suit against Irish diocese in 3/14.) Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names came from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14.

Fr. William Joseph Marks

Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for St. Paul archdiocese, incardinated 1957 in New Ulm diocese. Suits filed by four men in 4/94 alleged abuse as boys by Marks in late 1950s and early 1960s while assigned to St. John's in Hector. Two of the boys were cousins. One of them told his parents and they went to church trustees. In 1962 Marks was sent to another parish. He died in 1979 at age 71. Named in a civil suit filed 11/12/13 against St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese and New Ulm diocese. Another man came forward in 3/14. Additional suit filed 6/17/14 by man who alleged Marks would pay him for sexual acts in 1950s when he delivered newspapers to the rectory as a boy. Name included on New ULM list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names came from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14.

Fr. Timothy McCarthy

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name included on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. On Special Assignment 1982-84. Resigned and permanently removed from ministry in 1991. Had been removed by the Archdiocese for abuse of two minor boys early in career and a later had an abusive relationship with a college student. Archdiocese then helped him in career as a Hennepin County correctional officer; he lost the job in 1999 after being accused of criminal sexual conduct with a 17-year-old. Believed to be living in Oakdale or St. Paul MN per the 12/13 list. Personnel files released 6/14 show several incidents of abuse and treatment.

Fr. Finian McDonald

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Teacher at St. John's U. and dean of men/vice president for student affairs 1964-67. Listed in a 2002 lawsuit as one of eight accused abbey clergy members. Apparently abused a college student at least three times in 1975. Confessed in 2012 to molesting over 200 boys; 18 were dorm students at St. John's Prep. Supposedly was living as a "restricted" priest but he traveled frequently to the Bahamas until 2002. Named in new suit in 12/09. Name on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/9/13.

Fr. John E. McGrath

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Accused in 1988 of molesting a grammar-school girl in 1963 or 1964 at his first assignment, Nativity church in St Paul. Denied the allegation, which then-Vicar General Michael O'Connell and then-Chancellor Kevin McDonough found credible. McGrath was allowed to remain as pastor at Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale. Accused in 1993 suits of abusing two, girls ages 14 and 16, at St Helena's in Minneapolis, in 1966-69. McGrath denied the allegations, McDonough found them credible, but McGrath continued as pastor at Sacred Heart. The suits were dismissed and the complaints settled for a 'nominal amount' before appeal. On 10/2/14 a suit accused McGrath of forcing oral sex and attempting anal rape of a boy age 13-15 in 1978-80 at Sacred Heart. Died 3/15/95.

Br. Ron Melancon

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Order: OSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Took first vows 12/72. Spent most of his short career with the Order at Crosier Seminary in Onamia. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Left order in 1980 and was dispensed from vows 9/21/89. Living in 2014 in Louisiana. Was not a member of the Order at the time the allegation was made.

Fr. Thomas Gregory Meyer

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Died: 07/7/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in dioceses of Belleville and Springfield IL, Springfield-Cape Girardeau MO, Green Bay WI, St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Duluth MN. Died 7/7/12. Name released by order in 7/15 as part of 2/15 settlement. Name added 11/3/17 by St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese to list of 19 "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." On Springfield-Cape Girardeau list 4/1/19. It notes an incident in 1969-70, reported in 2012.

Fr. James A. Mohm

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Served as German soldier during World War I. Later became U.S. Citizen. On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Mohm, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. He worked in Pierz, Brushvale, Maine and Osakis. Died 09/07/82.

Br. Wendell Mohs

Order: OSC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

First profession in 1974. Former recruiter for Crosiers. Left Order 11/1/82. Dispensed from vows 9/17/87. A 4/06 suit alleged abuse by Mohs of a youth 1980-83. A second suit was filed in 5/06. The 4/06 plaintiff settled in 2/09 for $1.2M (part of larger $1.7M settlement by 9 accusers against Crosier Order and several priests). Mohs claimed that he himself was abused by at least one member of the Order in 1964. Per Crosiers list in 3/14, Mohs was not a member of the order at the time of the allegation; this conflicts with previous information. Named in a 7/15 lawsuit.

Fr. Francisco Montero

Ordained: 1996
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

From Ecuador. Began working in archdiocese in 2001 and supposedly was living with vicar general, Kevin McDonough, in St. Paul. Instead he was living with a woman. In 2007 he fled to Ecuador after a woman complained to the church and then to police that he had molested her 4-year-old daughter. Church said Bishop in Ecuador had recalled him. Civil suit was filed in 9/08. Also known as Francisco "Fredy" Montero Monar. St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese warned the Guaranda diocese, and Vatican was told of Montero's past. In 2015 found to be active priest in remote parishes and with youth in the Guaranda diocese.

Fr. Dunstan Moorse

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Two 1991 civil suits claim Moorse abused two boys while teaching at St. John's Prep in Collegeville in 1984. Abbot knew in 1984 but did nothing. Another Civil suit filed in 2002 alleged abuse in the 1980s. Suit settled against order at St. John's Abbey in 9/02 but claims against Moorse remained. Those were dismissed in 7/03 on SOL. Moorse remained at the abbey, restricted in his work and social activities. Name is on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/9/13. Name added 11/3/17 to Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."

Fr. Harold B. Mountain

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Accused in a 2011 letter to the Winona diocese from a man who said Mountain fondled him when he was a second or third grader after forcing him to pull down his pants. The man said he was sent to Mountain at school for discipline. Time frame not made public. Among numerous others, Mountain's assignments included Christ the King Parish in Medford and Corpus Christi 1/30/52- 8/5/68; Sacred Heart in Hayfield 9/1//47-6/15/50. Retired in 1989. Died 11/12/06. Name included on the diocese's list of names of credibly accused priests released per court order 4/13/15.

Fr. Doug Mullin

Ordained: 2007
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Initially a religious brother, Mullin made his "monastic commitment" with the Benedictines in 1979. Ordained a priest 2007. Accused in a 7/16 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1993 when the boy was a St. John's Prep student and Mullin was Dean of Students. Mullin denied the allegation. Went on leave from public ministry and moved out of St. John's Univ. dorms, where he long resided. Stayed on as St. John's VP.

Fr. Orville Lawrence Munie

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Died in 1993. Named publicly by Order as credibly accused in 7/15. Added 7/3/17 by St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese to list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. It notes abuse 1971-75, reported in 2015. On the La Crosse diocese's list 1/18/20. On Peoria's list by 1/20.

Fr. John M. Murphy

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for St. Paul-Minneapolis, incardinated to New Ulm diocese when it formed in 1957. Died in 2001. Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names came from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Garvey testified that Murphy's housekeeper told him in the 1980s that Murphy was having boys up to his room. Garvey reported to the Bishop at the time who told him to mind his own business. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis list of "list of priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."

Fr. James B Namie

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name included on list released by St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese 2/11/15 of those with substantiated claims against them of sexually abusing a minor. Assignments included St. Rose of Lima in Roseville, St. Anthony in Minneapolis, St. Mark in Shakopee, Holy Family in St. Louis Park, Immaculate Conception in Columbia Heights and St. Peter in Mendota. Left archdiocese to work as Maronite Rite priest 1970-1995. Removed from ministry 1995. Died 8/17/10.

Fr. John Nicholson

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Settlement in 1995 with a man claiming abuse as a boy by Nicholson. At least 11 known victims. Nicholson died 12/6/88. Another man filed suit against the diocese in 4/03 alleging abuse beginning in 1965 when he was age 12. Suit settled in 9/06 for $250K. In 6/13 a man named Nicholson as an abuser in a first civil suit filed in St. Louis County under a new MN law suspending civil SOL for people alleging they were sexually abused as children. Included on 12/31/13 Duluth list of priests with credible allegations.

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Accused 2013 of touching a boy's buttocks after a Confirmation in 2009. County attorney found "insufficient evidence" in 3/14. Returned to ministry as archbishop. Internal investigation of alleged misconduct with adults revealed 7/14. It reportedly found "sexual advances" by Nienstedt toward two priests. Nienstedt kept findings secret and, per MPR report, authorized new investigation by 2nd law firm. Resigned 6/15, per 401.2, soon after archdiocese was criminally charged for contributing to child sex abuse. Documents released 7/16 show allegations of Nienstedt's "promiscuous gay lifestyle", and Vatican cover-up. Nienstedt denied the allegations. In 2016 working at Napa Institute in CA. Detroit archdiocese announced 10/18 that Nienstedt said he was going to move to a house he owns in southeast MI, agreeing to abstain from public ministry. Allegations revealed 12/18 he invited two minors to a hotel room to change out of wet clothes in 2005 at Vatican youth rally in Germany.

Fr. Richard N. Ohlemacher

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Taught at Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Wawasee, IN for 16 years, and at Crosier Seminary in Onamia, MN for three years. Moved to Phoenix 1987. Helped out at area churches after retirement in 1992. One of 8 Crosier priests removed from public ministry in 2002 due to abuse allegations. Alleged incident at least 15 years prior. Member of Crosier Community of Phoenix until death 7/29/05.

Fr. Kenneth M. Opat

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Died: 04/6/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Faculty member, registrar, vice-rector, counselor and facilities director at Crosier Seminary in Onamia MN 1969-86. In Minneapolis 1986-94 as provincial treasurer. Superior of Anoka MN Crosier Community 1993-2000. Founder of Central MN Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Program in Andover MN, involved 1978-2008. Died 4/6/11. The Crosiers released a statement 5/4/16 that Opat was accused in a lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a minor. As of 6/7/17 Opat's name was not included on Crosiers' list of credibly accused clerics, published 1/27/17.

Fr. Paul Palmitessa

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name appears on a list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Minneapolis-St. Paul archdiocese 12/5/13, where he worked 1956-82. Moved to San Diego Diocese 1982 -88. Excardinated from St. Paul in 1988 and joined San Diego. Retired in 1998, on limited duty until 2012. In 2013, no longer in ministry, living in the San Diego area. St. Paul learned of allegations in 1990 and told San Diego. Sent for eval and counseling, restricted him from being with boys and young men. Name not on San Diego diocese's 2007 list.

Fr. Michael Paquet

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in MN and IN. Removed from ministry 11/18/02 and dismissed from Order 09/16/05. Name included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information provided as to where he was assigned when abuse is alleged to have occurred. Director of Fort Wayne IN diocesan Retreat Center Retreat 1979-85, and youth minister. Living in Canada in 2014. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese's list. Name included on Ft. Wayne-South Bend diocese's list 10/18.

Br. James Phillips

Order: OSB
Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Professed vows as a Benedictine brother in 1970. Placed on "restriction" under a "safety plan" at St. John's Abbey in 2002 after allegations by two youths of abuse in the late 1970s. No privileges. Article of 7/10 reports that Phillips continued to come and go from the Abbey and associated freely with woman whose family includes an autistic grandson. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/09/13. Name added to St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese list 11/3/17 of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."

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Fr. Casimir Plakut

Ordained: 1938
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Name released by St. John's Abbey in 9/17 as added to its list of those "likely to have offended against minors." Plakut worked in the dioceses of St. Cloud, Crookston, Duluth, St. Paul and Minneapolis, Nassua in the Bahamas, as chaplain in the US Army and at Harvard Univ. He left St. John's in 1962. Also worked in KY, NE, TX, SD and Ontario Canada. Also used name Rev. Francis J. Michael. Died in 1988.

Fr. Gregory H. Poser

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1975
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Suspended from ministry in 5/16 after diocese received a report that Poser sexually abused a girl on one occasion in the 1970s, while assigned to St. Odilia in Shoreview. Poser denied the allegation. The diocese informed law enforcement. No criminal charges. The Crosiers' Review Board determined that there was not sufficient evidence to substantiate misconduct. The Order announced on 8/17/30 that Poser would be reinstated.

Fr. Charles Potocki

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Died: 11/26/1992
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name included among 17 released by Archdiocese in 10/14, as part of settlement, of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors against them. Worked in Minnesota, Nebraska and Louisiana. Died 11/26/92.

Fr. Dennis Puhl

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

Convicted in 1980 of fourth degree sexual assault of a boy, age 15. Received 21 month sentence (probated) and treatment. On sick leave 11/8/80. A 1983 suit claimed the diocese knew he had received treatment in 1977 for sexual problems before abuse. He admitted in deposition he had homosexual contacts with several youths in 1977 and that he received treatment then. Suit settled in 1984. Resigned from ministry and diocese 7/15/86. Died 12/11/95. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list of priests with credible allegations.

Fr. Francis R. Reid

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

On 1/24/14, the Crookston diocese released a list of accused persons, including Reid, who previously was not publicly known to be accused. The diocese provided no information about the allegations against him. He was trained at Mount St Bernard Seminary in Dubuque IA and St Procopius Seminary in Lisle IL. Reid was ordained in Omaha but worked in the Crookston diocese his entire career as a parish priest. He was reportedly removed from ministry on 7/1/92 but is subsequently listed in the Official Catholic Directory as in residence at St Michael's in Mahnomen 1992-1997, after which he is listed as living in Park Rapids. After the USCCB's Dallas meeting, he was dropped from the Directory in 2003, only to reappear with his death on 11/15/07.

Fr. Francis J. Reynolds

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Named in civil suit filed 12/93. Alleged to have sexually abused a teen-age girl from about 1972 through 1984 while she was a parishioner and student at the St. Francis Xavier parish and school in Buffalo, Minn. Reynolds died in 1988.Permanently remove

Fr. Donald W. Rieder

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Admitted in 2002 to molesting three girls in the 1980s and one in the 1990s. Sentenced in a plea bargain in 6/03 to one year in jail in the 1990s case. She filed suit 1in 2/02. Settled in 2003 for $500K. A woman told the Vicar General in the early 1990s Rieder had molested her daughter. V.G. promised Rieder would never minister publicly again. Retired in 1996; privileges not removed until 2002. Another civil suit settled in 10/05 for $17.5K. At least 9 accusers in all. Named on St. Cloud list issued 1/3/14. Died 5/18/13. Two more suits filed 8/25/15 by women claiming sexual abuse as girls in the 1960s by Rieder. Assignments included parishes in Alexandria, Randall, Kimball, Morris, Roscoe, Paynesville, Little Falls, Sobieski and St. Cloud.

Fr. David A. Roney

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for St. Paul, incardinated in New Ulm diocese when it formed in 1957. Lawsuits 8/03 by two women claiming abuse as children by Roney 1967-80. Two more filed suit 9/03. Diocese said two previous lawsuits settled. Diocese learned of Roney' s conduct in 1987; sent for evaluation and therapy. Allowed to minister at San Lucas Toliman Mission in Guatemala beginning 1994. Removed from active retirement 2002. Died 1/03 in Guatemala, age 82. Two women settled 2005. Case of four more women dismissed by MN Court of Appeals 8/31/10. More suits pending 9/13. At least 30 accusers, at least one as young as age 7. Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 8/04/14. Names were from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."

Br. Charles A. Rose

Order: FSC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

"Bro. Raimond." Accused in a 2003 CA suit of abuse of a 14-year-old boy in early 1982. Settled late 2004 for $1.1M. Rose moved back to MN in 1983 when allegations first surfaced. Suit filed in MN in 2/09 alleged the order and school knew of abuse of a boy but allowed Rose to continue working and to abuse 1966-67. Eight new suits in MN in 2009 claimed abuse after transfer to MN. Was living in Chicago without ministry from 2002. Other suits in ND and WI in 2010. One settled 9/10, 16 settled 12/10. DIed in 2015. On Oakland diocese's list in 2019. On Fargo diocese's list 1/2/20.

Fr. Patrick Joseph Ryan

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Ordained: 1919
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13. Accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a minor in 1961. The Archdiocese qualified Ryan's inclusion on the list by saying that a subsequent extensive and wide-ranging investigation took place, and that no evidence was found to validate the accusation of sexual abuse. Ryan died in 1965.

Br. Anton Schik

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Order: OSC
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked at Crosier Seminary and Monastery in Onamia, MN 1932-48. At Wawasee Prep in Syracuse, IN from 1948 until he died 12/22/71. Name included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. He was deceased by the time the allegation of abuse was made. Unable to determine where he was assigned at time alleged abuse occurred. Diocese may be either Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN or St. Cloud MN.

Fr. Douglas L. Schleisman

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Abuse alleged by Schleisman in 1993 civil suit; went on Leave of Absence. Name included on New Ulm list released by Atty Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names came from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Laicized 1994.

Fr. Urban Schmitt

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in IN, NE & MN. In 1994 Schmitt admitted to sexual abuse of girl in 1969. Crosiers offered counseling to woman, based on psychiatric evaluation. He was sent for evaluation to St. Luke's; early retirement in 1994 but then continued to work part-time in NE for several years. Died 07/20/99. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list of current, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."

Fr. Jonathan P. Shelley

Ordained: 1995
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Allegations made in 10/3/13 hearing that archdiocese possessed images of child porn retrieved from Shelley's former laptop. Computer purchaser found porn in 2003 and told church officials. Church allegedly hid evidence. He took sabbatical from St. John the Baptist in Hugo, MN 6/15/12. Placed on leave 3/13 after police were told of evidence and went to Archdiocese to get it. Police received CDs of adult porn. Also possible inappropriate emails with boy. No prosecution for possession of porn as of 1/29/14. Former high-ranking archdiocesan official turned whistleblower, Jennifer Haselberger, told police in 2013 that documents she had seen re the case said the porn included a pre-pubescent boy appearing to engage in oral sex with another male, and searches such as "naked boy pics." Leave of absence 2014. Archbishop Hebda announced in 1/18 return to limited ministry as a prison chaplain.

Fr. Richard Francis Skluzacek

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13. Retired in 1998. Permanently removed from ministry in 2005. Accused of fondling a 16-year-old boy in 1975. Died in 2/25/12.

Fr. Michael G. Skoblik

Ordained: 1939
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for St. Paul archdiocese; incardinated 1957 into New Ulm diocese when it was formed. Civil suit 1993 claimed sexual abuse by Skoblik of a grade school student 1976-80. Pastor of St. Joseph's in Sliver Lake 1965-88. Died 1989. Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken 1/14. Two men filed new suit 9/10/14 claiming abuse 1967-71; tried to force New Ulm diocese to disclose names of accused priests. At least 14 alleged victims. Diocese released 16 names 3/29/16 of credibly accused priests, including Skoblik. Two new suits filed 5/16 vs New Ulm diocese; one alleged abuse by Skoblik at St George in Glencoe 1953-66, the other at St. Joseph in Silver Lake. In 3/16-5/16. Three suits filed accusing Skoblik of abuse at Holy Family and St. Pius X. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis list.

Fr. Leland J. Smith

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations against them of abuse involving minors. Smith's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/14. Ministerial privileges indefinitely suspended in 1994 after Diocese received several complaints that he molested minor males. Completed treatment and was allowed to minister to elderly adults until a new allegation was received in 2002. All of his privileges were removed again. Laicized 4/11/14.

Fr. Robert A. Smith

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Smith, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Worked in several different parishes. Spent some time as chaplain of Poor Clare Sisters in Sauk Rapids. Died 7/13/87.

Fr. Peter D. Snyers

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Snyers, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on where or when the abuse occurred. Held multiple assignments within the diocese, including chaplain for Boy Scouts. Retired 7/2/01. Died 1/19/12.

Fr. Allan P. Speiser

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Speiser, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the parish where the abuse occurred or when it occurred. Held multiple assignments at parishes within the diocese and also for the diocese itself. He retired in 1992 and died 10/5/01.

Fr. Thomas Stack

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Stack, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Last assignment ended 2/13/87. Died 02/24/87. Allegation against him received after his death but no date given for when it was received or when abuse was alleged to have occurred. In 3/16 the sister of a man who died an alcoholic at age 42 in 1986 said her brother told her in the '60s that Stack sexually abused him when he was an altar boy in the 1950s in Hoyt Lakes. She informed Bishop Schnurr in 2002.

Fr. Charles Stark

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for St. Paul archdiocese, incardinated 1957 into New Ulm diocese when it was formed. Named publicly by diocese in 2/16 as credibly accused of sex abuse at St. John's in Darwin 1965-69. Worked in St. Paul, Faribault, Winsted, Vesta, Tyler, Gaylord, Darwin, Granite Falls, Clements, and Sanborn. Retired in 1986. Died in 1991. Suit filed in 3/16 claimed sex abuse 1969 of an 11-year-old boy who was a CCD student at St. John's in Darwin. Another suit was to be filed claiming abuse by Stark at St. John's 1967-68. A third suit pending in 3/16 claimed abuse by Stark at another parish. Named added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese's list of credibly accused .

Fr. James P. Stark

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Permanently removed from ministry in 1986. Died in 1999. One of nine new names included on revised Archdiocesan 2/17/14 list of clergy with substantiated claims regarding abuse of minors. No details of abuse were revealed. Name found by an independent group during review of personnel files.

Fr. Bernard Steiner

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Accused in civil lawsuit filed 4/15/16 sexual abuse of a boy, ages 9-10, in about 1971-72 at St. Paul in Comfrey. Steiner worked in parishes throughout Southern and West-Central MN. Retired in 2005. Returned to limited ministry in early 2018.

Fr. Michael John Stevens

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Pled guilty in Anoka County Court in 1987 to sexual misconduct with a minor. Sentenced to 5 years probation, fine and treatment in NM. In 2002 Archbishop Flynn admitted that Stevens had been working on archdiocese's computer services team after past offenses. Flynn said his case had been made public in the past, archdiocesan staff was notified and his position did not involve working with children. Permanently removed from ministry 2002. Believed to be living in St. Paul in 2013. May also be referred to as John Michael Stevens, per files released 03/31/14.

Fr. Thomas S. Stitts

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Two men filed suits alleging they were molested by Stitts in late 1960s and early 1970s at two separate churches. Archdiocese received lawsuits 1/93; suits not public until they were filed with court in 1/95. Permanently removed from ministry 1985 and died same year at age 50. New suit filed 3/10 by four men claiming Archdiocese knew of Stitts' history before or during the time he was abusing them. Two more suits filed 6/10. Four brothers filed suit 11/15/10. Another suit filed 6/14/13. Ongoing battle in court to obtain personnel files 7/14 and other archdiocesan files. Files finally released 8/14. Plaintiff in 6/14/13 suit, whose mother attempted to report his abuse in 1971 but was turned away by the Archdiocese, finally reached a settlement 08/20/14.

Fr. Augustine John Strub

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Died: 07/17/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Name released by St. John's Abbey 9/19/17 as added to its list of monks "most likely to have offended minors." Worked in the Crookston, Duluth and St Cloud dioceses and the Archdiocese of Mexico City.  Left the priesthood in 1961-62. Died 7/17/15.

Georgene Stuppy

Order: OSF
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Accused in a 1992 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl, ages 13-17, at a parish school 1978-81. Stuppy did not deny the physical relationship but said she did not see it as sexual. Settled in 1993. Stuppy spent the last 20 years of her career working in various capacities at Assisi Heights in Rochester, MN (the Order's main headquarters). She died 5/23/09 at age 70.

Fr. Patrick A. Sullivan

Ordained: 1982
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Assigned to St. Eizabeth's in Dilworth and St. Andrew's in Hawley when placed on leave in 4/16 during investigation of an accusation that he had sexually abused a 15-year-old boy in 2008. Abuse said to have occurred at St. Mary's Mission on Red Lake Reservation. Sullivan denied the accusation. No charges filed. Reinstated 12/17 after diocese determined the allegation was not credible. Placed again on leave in 2/19 for alleged "boundary issues." Deemed not credible; to return to ministry 7/1/21.

Fr. Allen Tarlton

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Allegedly abused a student in 1979 at St. John's Prep. Sent for treatment then allowed to return to teaching at the school. In a 1992 civil suit, he was accused of molesting another boy at least three times in 1982 at school. On medical leave in1992. Worked as director of the Oblate program at St. John's Abbey and lived under restrictions. Relieved of duties after a second suit was filed in 6/02 claiming abuse in 1985. A 7/12 lawsuit alleged fraud against Abbey. Suit filed 6/5/13 alleged abuse of a student in 1997; settled in 2015. On Abbey's 12/9/13 list. Suit filed 4/12/16 by a former St. John's Prep student claiming abuse 1979 or '80; plaintiff also accused Rev. Thomas Andert. Tarlton died in 1/16.

Fr. Mel Taylor

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

From Ireland. Associated with St. John's Abbey from the 1960s. Was reportedly sent to the Bahamas in 1980 for a year after allegations. Sent there again in 1990 due to "rumors." Worked in the Bahamas for 20 years. In 6/12 a young man publicly confronted Taylor at mass, claiming the priest tried to pursue a sexual relationship with him for the previous year and a half. Taylor had been scheduled leave the Bahamas 6/24/12 for parish assignment in Collegeville, but left several weeks early, after the confrontation, "for health reasons." Also in 6/12 a man alleged abuse by Taylor as a St. John's Prep student in the early 1980s. The new assignment was put on hold. Taylor is believed to have returned to Ireland. Attorney for the Abbey was conducting an investigation.

Fr. Robert H. Taylor

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had "credible" accusations against them of abuse involving minors. Taylor's inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Diocese updated the information on its list 6/23/14. It received an allegation in 8/94 that he had sexually abused a minor male in 1983. Taylor was asked to go to treatment but refused. He was then suspended from ministry in 2/95. Died 5/10/12.

Fr. Joseph Thibaudeau

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1896
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13 the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Thibaudeau, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. He served at St. Jean's in Duluth from 6/1910 to sometime in 1943. Died in 1946 in Manitoba, Canada. Allegation made against him at some point after his death.

Fr. James A. Thoennes

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

First allegations in 1993. Civil suit in the 1990s alleged abuse of a male minor; settled prior to trial. Thoennes admitted in a deposition that he molested at least four young people in the 1960s-1980s. The bishop knew of allegations yet reassigned him to another parish. A second civil suit filed in 6/02 alleged abuse in the mid-1960s. After 1993 he worked in diocesan archives in a supervised setting. Privileges removed in 6/02. A third man filed a civil suit in 1/09 against the diocese, alleging fraud. A fourth suit was filed in 1/14. Included on the diocese's list 1/3/14.

Fr. Robert Michael Thurner

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Admitted in 1991 that he abused a boy in 1982; Archbishop Roach kept him in ministry. Per his deposition, his sexual history began at ordination in 1951 when he frequented adult bookstores and gay bathhouses. Civil suits filed 1991 and 1993 accused him of molesting at least three boys. The 1993 suit was settled and dismissed in 3/94. Results of the 1991 suit unknown. Retired in 1991. Permanently removed from ministry in 2002. New suit filed 10/29/13 by a woman alleging abuse by Thurner when she was a second grader in the mid-1980s.

Fr. Stephen Toporowitz

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Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Toporowitz, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Served entire career in Duluth diocese. Died 6/16/69 white assigned to St. John's Church in Virginia, MN. Allegation of abuse received at some point after his death. No further information known.

Fr. Emil Twardochleb

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1923
Status: Sued

Died: 01/12/1976
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in Canada, IL, MO, MN, WI, NE. Name released by Attorney Jeff Anderson and Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis 2/11/15 among clergy with claims against them of sex abuse of minors. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese list updated 4/1/19, which notes incidents 1971-75 reported in 2015. Although the 1976 Official Catholic Directory notes Twardochleb's death date as 1/12/75, his gravestone shows it as 1/12/76.

Fr. Roger Vaughn

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Dismissed from Order 9/27/01. As part of 2/09 settlement, Order admitted that it had received credible allegations of child sex abuse committed by him. Note that none of the plaintiffs in the 2/09 settlement was an alleged victim of Vaughn. As of 3/10 he was at an Orthodox-Catholic Church of America Parish in New York. Name on list of priests released by Archdiocese 12/5/13 but AD denied any claims of abuse of minor within Archdiocese. Name on St Cloud list of 1/3/14 and Crosier list of 3/8/14. Named in suit filed in 7/15.

Fr. James A. Vedro

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Worked in the Detroit archdiocese 1991 until 2002, when he was moved to a Crosier facility in light of the Bishops' conference in Dallas. Accusation was "past misconduct with adults" prior to 1991. Crosier officials told Maida about allegations in 1991 when he came to the archdiocese. It was decided he was not a threat to congregation. Also worked in the diocese if Fort Wayne, IN.

Fr. Sam Wagner

Ordained: 2014
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Placed on leave and investigation launched after allegations in 1/17 of "inappropriate conduct" were reported to New Ulm police. Per news in 8/17 Wagner was accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl. No charges per police in 8/17 due to lack of evidence and the inability to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Still on leave pending Review Board investigation outcome.The girl's mother took out a restraining order in 8/17 against Wagner.

Fr. Joseph Wajda

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Abuse of boys allegedly began within two or three months of ordination. Two 1989 civil suits claim Wajda abused at least two boys. Both boys had sought counseling from Wajda. Both suits settled out of court in 1991, one for a "substantial" settlement. Wajda continued as a priest in administrative capacity (including on marriage tribunal) until placed on leave after the Bishops' conference in Dallas 6/02. Permanently removed in 2003. Denied all abuse and appealed his case to review board. Personnel file from St. Paul Archdiocese released 07/9/14. Laicization announced by archdiocese 10/1/16. May have abused an altar boy while a transitional deacon in the early 1970s at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton. Died 4/29/21.

Fr. Raymond Frederick Walter

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Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Religious order priest who worked in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese 1964-1978 and 1981-1989, at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by the Archdiocese 12/5/13. Permanently removed from ministry in 2003. Died 3/11/03.

Fr. Daniel J. Ward

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1971
Status:

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

As of 10/12, five men and two women have made complaints against Ward dating back to 1970s and his assignment at St. John's College and at St. John's Prep School.. He has been accused of unwelcome advances, kissing, even threats of failing them in class

Deacon Michael Willard Weber

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Former seminary student and deacon for several months in 1969-70 at Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud. Went on to become involved in various public service and community activities until 2011, when he resigned from most. Diocese announced in 11/11 that it had learned of two credible sexual abuse allegations against Weber. Claims reported to police. A total of 9 accusers had come forward by 12/11. Suit filed by one man 12/13/11 claimed abuse in 1970. Settled in 7/12. Name on St. Cloud diocese's 1/3/14 list.

Fr. Justin K. Weger

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Worked in MN 1953-72, IN 1973-74 and in Phoenix and Tucson until 1976. Removed from ministry without faculties 1976. Director of Tribal Lodge 1977-2002. Weger and 7 other Crosiers were removed 10/02 for past abuse of minors. Per summary report of 2002 third party investigation of Crosiers, Weger, who was retired and living in Phoenix, would be living under restriction at a long-term care senior housing facility. Died 01/15/05. Name first appeared on Archdiocese of St. Paul list 05/22/14. Added to Gallup diocese's list 12/10/18 (it encompassed Phoenix until Diocese of Phoenix was established in 1969.)

Fr. Mark H. Wehmann

Ordained: 2003
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Removed from St. Boniface in Minneapolis 12/13 after a review of personnel file by an outside agency found references to several inappropriate incidents with minors. Some of these were previously reported to police; no criminal charges filed. Remaining incidents reported to authorities. Also served as part-time chaplain at Fairview University Hospital and chaplain for Chisago County Jail facility. On 6/24/16 the Archbishop announced Wehmann's return to public ministry, as recommended by the Ministerial Review Board. He referred to Wehmann's "immature behavior toward kids and adults" and said he had had professional counseling and spiritual direction.

Fr. Curtis Carl Wehmeyer

Ordained: 2001
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

DWI conviction 2009. Tried to pick up teen boys. Sentenced to 90 days jail; served four days and two years supervised probation. Removed 6/12 from parish after complaint of misconduct with two minors. Arrested 6/22/12 on charges of sexual assault. One youth told police abuse was over two years. Criminal charges filed 9/12. Child porn charges filed 10/12. Pled guilty 11/8/12. Permanently removed 11/12. Sentenced to 5 years prison 2/1/13. New suit 1/30/14. Information from personnel file released 3/31/14. Charged 11/14 with sex assault in WI. Laicized 3/15. County criminally charged archdiocese 6/5/15 for failing to protect children in Wehmeyer's abuse of three minors. Civil motion filed also; settled 12/15. Charges dropped vs archd 7/16 in settlement agreement. Archdiocese admitted wrongdoing. Three brothers abused by Wehmeyer filed suit vs the Vatican in 5/19.

Fr. Pirmin George Wendt

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1924
Status: Settled

Died: 08/15/1982
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

One of 10 individuals included in a 3/11 settlement by St. John's Abbey of Collegeville. All of the accused taught at St. John's Preparatory School or were assigned to parishes in St. Cloud. Wendt died 8/15/82. As part of settlement, the Abbey to release the names of 17 individuals with credible allegations against them. Name is included on list released by Abbey 12/9/13 of those monks likely to have offended against minors. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them."

Fr. William J. Wey

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Wey, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information on where or when the abuse occurred. Worked in St. Cloud, Brooten, Sedan, Tinath, Dent, Dumont and Collis. Died 07/18/88.

Fr. Bruce Wollmering

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Name released to public 7/29/06. Accused in 2004 of two allegations of "sexual misconduct early in the 1980s" as reported by a former St. John's Abbey student. May have had his faculties permanently removed prior to his death 2/4/09. Named in two new suits filed in 12/09 alleging abuse in 1971 and 1984-86. Claims settled in 3/11 in conjunction with others involving the Abbey. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by the Abbey 12/09/13. Suit filed 4/12/16 by former St. John's Prep student claiming abuse by Wollmering and Rev.Thomas Andert 1970-71.

Fr. Adalbert Wolski

Order: TOR
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 01/3/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Wolski, with claims of sexual abuse of minors. Cathedral High School in St. Cloud appears to be his only assignment in the diocese. Spent time in Paraguay in the 1960s. Died 1/3/12 at St. Bernardine Monastery in PA, age 80. Named in PA AG's 3/15/16 Grand Jury Report. Per report, abused 3 boys, ages 10-11,1963-67, at an Altoona PA parish. Said to have taken little boys into parish offices and fondled their genitals. Bishop Adamec and T.O.R. Provincial Giles Schinelli learned of allegations in 1991. Robert D'Avdersa, T.O.R. and Adamec assigned Wolski to hospital ministry. Schinelli, D'Aversa and Anthony M. Criscitelli, T.O.R. were criminally charged 3/15/16 with child endangerment and conspiracy related to the Wolski case and other T.O.R. Franciscan child sex abusers under their supervision. On Wheeling-Charleston list late 2018; there 1990-91.

Fr. Vincent Arthur Yzermans

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Yzermans, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information as to where or when the abuse occurred. He worked at multiple parishes within the diocese. Also served as editor of Our Sunday Visitor and wrote several religious books. Admitted to long battle with alcoholism and 12 stints in treatment. Died 5/4/95 in NM. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. It notes he was listed as "On Duty" in the diocese 1975-76, but no record of an assignment there.

Fr. Francis Zachman

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Order: OMI
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 07/29/1983
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Name first released on archdiocese's 5/22/14 revised list of accused priests and brothers. Worked in archdiocese 1973-1982. Assignments included pastor at Assumption in Richfield 1973-1981, as administrator at St. Albert in Albertville, at St. George in Long Lake and as associate pastor at St. Casimir in St. Paul. Accused in 4/82 of sexual abuse of a minor female. Died in 1983. NOTE: List and articles refer to him as a Franciscan TOR but research indicates he was actually an Oblate priest (OMI).

Fr. Angelo Zankl

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1926
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Duluth MN

On 12/31/13, the diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Zankl, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Spent much time at St. John Abbey before and after working in the diocese 1951-87. Left the diocese 5/30/87. Died 07/12/07, age 106. Accusation received shortly before diocese released list.

Fr. Francis J. Zilkoski

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Ordained: 1924
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

On 1/03/14 the Diocese of St. Cloud released the names of 33 clergy, including Zilkoski, involved in incidents of likely claims of sexual abuse of minors. No information as to where or when the abuse occurred. Had assignments in Foreston, Flensburg, Little Falls and Opole. Was also Chancellor of Diocese. Died 5/19/78.